Microsoft's Chrapaty Heads to Cisco

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Debra ChrapatyThe job shuffling among top data center executives continued this week with news that Microsoft’s Debra Chrapaty is heading to Cisco Systems (CSCO). Chrapaty was the corporate VP of Global Foundation Services, the Microsoft business unit responsible for building and operating the company’s data centers and Edge Content Network. Kara Swisher at Boomtown reports that Chrapaty will run the software collaboration group at Cisco. That group’s previous head, Doug Dennerline, recently jumped to Salesforce.com.

Where else could Chrapaty’s experience come in handy? Cisco is building a $184 million data center in Allen, Texas and is also rumored to be working on a content delivery network.

Here’s a quick recap of this year’s musical chairs involving leading data center executives:

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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